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After Switzerland, Sweden was named host country for the 1958 FIFA World Cup - a Cup which, on 16 October 1956, lost its founding father, when Jules Rimet died in Paris at the age of 83.
Frenchman Just Fontaine scored 13 goals in the tournament, a record which still stands. It was also the first FIFA World Cup in which a match ended in a 0-0 draw: the first round game between England and Brazil.
For the first time the FIFA World Cup received international television coverage and the world could watch the mastery of the stars of modern football: Kopa, Fontaine, Charlton, Yashin, Garrincha, Vava and Pelé.
The sixth FIFA World Cup was also to be marked by a record number of countries taking part (55). The qualifying rounds threw up some startling surprises: Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Uruguay and, most unexpectedly, Italy, all failed to qualify. The first round of the finals offered the public the chance to discover new footballing nations such as Wales, Northern Ireland, the USSR and Sweden.
Most notably, however, it was the team from France which caught the public's eye with its incisive attacking trio of Kopa, Piantoni and Fontaine. The "Blues" were to garner a string of honors: Best goal-scorer (Just Fontaine-13 goals; Fontaine's record stands to this day, unlikely ever to be suppressed), best attack (23 goals) and best player, elected by an international panel, Raymond Kopa.
Recorded from SKY Sports as part of their series featuring World Cup Films from 1954 onwards.
=== File Information ===
File Name: World Cup 1958.avi
Duration: 01:21:03 (121,582 fr)
File Size: 748 MB (or 766,720 KB or 785,121,280 bytes)
=== Video Information ===
Video Codec: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1158 kb/s
Resolution: 608x464 (1.31:1) [=38:29]
frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
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